The A5 Western Transport Corridor (A5WTC) is a Northern Ireland Executive led scheme which will provide 85 kilometres of dual carriageway from south of Londonderry at New Buildings to the border at Aughnacloy. It will improve links between the urban centres in the west of the province (Strabane, Newtownstewart, Omagh, Ballygawley and Aughnacloy) and provide a strategic link with international gateways.

Scheme Objectives

  • To improve road safety
  • To improve the road network in the west of the Province and North/South Links
  • To reduce journey travel times along the A5 Western Transport Corridor
  • To provide increased overtaking opportunities for motorists along the A5 Western Transport Corridor
  • To develop the final proposals in light of safety, economic, environmental, integration and accessibility considerations.

Scheme Benefits

For further information in relation to the scheme benefits, please refer to Scheme Benefits

Phased Delivery of the Scheme

Delivery of the whole scheme is dependent upon availability of funding, however for assessment of traffic related impacts, certain working assumptions relating to phasing and timeframe for construction have been made which are indicated on the plan.